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Emptying the Nest

Monday, September 10, 2012

Over the past few weeks, Lili and I have been busy bringing three of her daughters to college. Two are attending the University of Richmond and the youngest is now a freshman at the University of Denver. Lincoln Limo

In Richmond, I met a family from Long Island who are serious skiers. They have been to Sugarbush but have not visited for a few years. When I told them about our Lincoln Limo adventures, they committed to coming up this winter. What was most heartening, however, was this comment from the father: "You know," he said, "even though we didn't make it up to Sugarbush last winter, I heard you guys did a fabulous job of snowmaking." That was great to hear, and he is right. Our snowmaking and grooming teams did a tremendous job in a very challenging snow year. I think they do the same great job year in and year out, but it was so much more evident last winter.

Our snowmakers are eager to get on the slopes again. If Mother Nature permits, our guns will start to roar around the first of November. (Actually, our new Snowlogic guns will purr rather than roar!)

After saying goodbye to Lili's daughter in Denver, we drove to Aspen for a few days of fishing and hiking. The aspens were turning a beautiful yellow and orange, the nights were cool, and people out there were getting really excited about seeing the first snows. Like the rest of the industry, Aspen had a poor snow year last year but have shrugged that off now and are working hard to prepare for a busy upcoming season.

You have heard me talk about the hornets building their nests high this year and the promising Farmers' Almanac winter forecast, so make sure to purchase your season pass before the deadline Wednesday and take advantage of our early-season pricing.

Looking forward to seeing you soon, hopefully at our Community Day event in October.

Win

About Win Smith
President & Owner

So what would you expect a former Executive Vice President of Merrill Lynch to do when he retires? Lay low in the islands? Nope. He moves north and works seven days a week right here at Sugarbush. Check out what he's been thinking.

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